The one that got away

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The one that got away

Post by Grant » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:45 pm

and broke my heart.

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Re: The one that got away

Post by Grant » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:47 pm

This is what happens when you get turkey feva, but it didn't help twisting around and shooting behind the tree. Throw back from 2013
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Re: The one that got away

Post by Bobbyparks » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:29 pm

I've wounded a few trees myself...I suspect many here have :)

I was watching a gobbler and looking down my barrel years ago and forgot I was sitting beside a big fall down....couldn't see it but when I pulled the trigger I dumped a load of 3.5" # 4s and I blew bark and caused an explosion 4' away from where I sat...and watched the gobbler run off untouched :)
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Re: The one that got away

Post by sman » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:18 am

I did it a few times on deer and once on a turkey. Does hurt the feelings.

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Re: The one that got away

Post by Treerooster » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:07 am

I do that all the time hunting ruffed grouse. The cover is so thick you just don't pay any attention to the trees and focus on the grouse flying through them.

One time I shot at a grouse and couldn't figure out why I missed...the shot felt good. I felt something hit my forehead when I shot. Then I see a 6 inch dia tree about 8 feet away and my pattern is centered in it. The wad is laying at my feet. I think the wad bounced back and hit me in the forehead. :shock:


I have done it on deer with a rifle, elk with a bow, and turkey with a crossbow. Last year I had a turkey hop up on a log 20 yds away looking for me. I shot at him with the xbow and he never even flinched. Found the bolt in a tree behind where the turkey was about 8 feet high.

Its really disheartening when you shoot to kill a turkey and the turkey has no idea you even shot at it. :D
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Re: The one that got away

Post by Grant » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:02 pm

That's funny. In the shot above I didn't notice the tree until I saw my wad split in two and wondered how that happened...

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Re: The one that got away

Post by Toddmann » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:26 pm

Called a bird up for my son one time and when the gobbler was about 12 to 15 steps away he pulls the trigger. Next thing I see is a gobbler start flopping and a tree about 1" diameter start falling over at the same time. I guess he got a double that day. He said he was so focused on that turkeys head he never even saw the tree :shock: . If that bird hadn't been as close as he was he would have surely watched him fly off instead of flop.
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Re: The one that got away

Post by STEROIDCHICKEN » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:54 pm

I have killed a couple in the past.....never a good feeling afterwards.
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Re: The one that got away

Post by datrip » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:31 pm

I hit a dead fall last year that I completely overlooked uhhh or did not see. :oops: The bird was just 15 steps. I sit there in disbelief as the turkey trotted off for a good 10 minutes trying to determine what happened. Then I finally saw that shiny bark, just like in your pic Grant. Unbelievable!
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